Dear UnBlog Family,
This is Brother John. I have a few minutes to drop you a note, so I thought would share with you a few things that have happened.
I am very sick and spent last weekend in the hospital trying to survive. The doctors tell me that I have between 2 and 4 weeks left, but could be wrong of course. Accordingly, I have been giving Father’s blessings to my children, having brief meetings with friends, and having many wonderful experiences among the harsh ones. I have also been learning how to type and spell while on pain killers. Believe me, it takes different pathways in the brain.
I have found that these days the house is filled with the Spirit and with angels. I have had a few startling dreams that I wish I could share, but will probably never have the energy to write. I’m not sure I trust my present state of dreams right now, and they would be suspect for sure a dozen years from now.
I will write a little more as my health allows. As Shayne takes over the UnBlog you will notice some differences over time, but I do believe the same sweet spirit and spiritual “family” we enjoy here will grow even greater.
It is truly an amazing experience to die. Not the least of which is how much love and goodness there is in the area of medicine. I truly have had loving arms around me. It amazes me how loving and good the hospice nurses and doctors are. They are truly astonishing. I was having more problems at home last evening than they could handle. I needed more help than our sweet nurse had available. I asked her if I could be admitted to the hospital and get more help. She began to cry because I was still in pain. She was very professional, but personally upset because the last few things we had tried had not worked and I was in a lot of distress. She had my hospital stay all arranged in minutes. She led us to the hospital, had all of the admittance done, rolled me directly into the room and got me in bed. I didn’t even stop one time to do paperwork. It took about an hour for them to get my pain and other struggles under control. She felt much more more like an inspired big sister than a nurse.
In the depth of this awful moment, I believe I almost experienced Zion because of her. My wife wept too. Not just for the relief, but because our angel nurse was THERE and because she knew what to do, and she did it with love.
I have handed over the day-to-day operations of the UnBlog website to my dear Friends Shayne Holmes and Eric.
Shayne will be the chief operator and will make all decisions about content and daily operation. Eric will help with content and editing. I will continue to contribute when I can, which will go up and down with time. It is a big job and I am grateful to both of them for their offered help.
I do not give anyone permission to write in my name, or to use “Brother John” as their name on this website. These are faithful brethren and will keep the purity and safety going we have all come to love. I have written a lot of content that is not posted on the UnBlog. Shayne said he may begin to draw from that from time to time.
You can continue to participate by your comments, which everyone acknowledges is what makes the UnBlog so personal and inspiring.
You can also propose a new article or new thread by writing on your comment title “Proposed Content” or “Proposed thread”. That way Eric and Shayne will not publish your comment as a comment, but will write back to you with guidance on how to turn your writing into an article for the UnBlog. In a few days they will update the “Comment Guidelines” page to include these new things. It will take them a while to get everything up and running smoothly I’m sure.
For now my pain is controlled. Father has bestowed many blessings and I am looking forward to what lies ahead. I will try to keep all you friends in the loop. There seems to be an illuminating spiritual process to dying of which I am of course completely ignorant. It will be fun to capture a few of those steps along the way.
God bless you all,